Prior to last Spring, every travel agent that I had ever used had been a complete disaster. I’m pretty competent at making airline reservations online. So, when I called a travel agent in the past, it was because I wanted to do something complex. For instance, there might be multiple possible airports, multiple airlines, several dates, and maybe even several modes of transportation in play. So, I would call a travel agent. And they invariably dropped the ball completely. They would either give me something that I could just as easily have found myself, or completely screw up. (One travel agent sent me an itinerary to the wrong destination altogether!)
Well, after asking bunches of people for recommendations, I finally found someone that I like. It’s the daughter-in-law of a friend of the family. She’s half a continent away, in Colorado, but I call her, tell her what I want, and she goes off and puts together some options. It’s exactly what I want from a travel agent. If you want her name and contact information, then send me an email. She doesn’t have much of a website.